Door not closed on varied Volvos
Volvo hasn’t given any firm indication that it will directly replace its comparatively slow-selling S and V model lines with EVs, but boss Jim Rowan has hinted that lower-slung models will return. “Suffice to say we play across all the spectrums and range and we have customers who require different vehicles and different uses for vehicles,” he said. “We will try and make sure that we can capture as much of that as we possibly can.”
“We’ve teased what’s coming next and we had already signalled we would do a smaller SUV,” he said before the unveiling of the EX30. “Then different formats, saloons and estates or whatever. We will get to that when we get to that.” Previous CEO Håkan Samuelsson suggested that Volvo’s future lay predominantly in SUVs back in 2021, when he acknowledged that “people are really fond of high seating positions”.
He added, however, that Volvo would seek to launch SUVs that were “more streamlined” and less “square”, with “softer rooflines” in the name of aerodynamic efficiency.